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Download Reconciling Yogas: Haribhadra's Collection of Views on Yoga by Christopher Key Chapple,John Thomas Casey PDF

By Christopher Key Chapple,John Thomas Casey

Presents many of the non secular ways to Yoga defined by means of Haribhadra, the eighth-century sage, who held a common view of faith. encompasses a translation of his unique textual content on Yoga.

Reconciling Yogas explores 5 methods to the accomplishment of Yoga from various spiritual views: Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist. Haribhadra, a prolific Jaina pupil who espoused a common view of faith, proclaimed that fact are available in all faiths and sought to explain changes among a variety of faculties of proposal. In Yoga, he chanced on a sort of religious perform universal to many religions and juxtaposed their paths to illustrate the typical target of liberation. using the constitution of Patañjali's complex eightfold direction of Yoga within the Yoga Sutra, Haribhadra formulates his personal 8 phases of Yoga to which he assigns titles within the female gender that echo the names of goddesses. mentioned are the Jaina levels of religious ascent and kinds of Yoga for which there's no different account. additionally incorporated is a brand new translation of the Yogadrstisamuccaya, an eighth-century textual content through Haribhadra.

Christopher Key Chapple is Professor of Theological experiences and Director of Asian and Pacific reviews at Loyola Marymount collage. He has released a number of books, together with Karma and Creativity and Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions, either with SUNY Press.

John Thomas Casey is traveling Professor of Theological reviews at Loyola Marymount University.

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Download Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth: A Brief History and Philosophy by Stephen Phillips PDF

By Stephen Phillips

For critical yoga practitioners curious to grasp the traditional origins of the artwork, Stephen Phillips, a qualified thinker and sanskritist with a long-standing own perform, lays out the philosophies of motion, wisdom, and devotion in addition to the procedures of meditation, reasoning, and self-analysis that shaped the foundation of yoga in historical and classical India and proceed to form it today.

In discussing yoga's primary commitments, Phillips explores conventional teachings of hatha yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and tantra, and indicates how such center thoughts as self-monitoring realization, karma, nonharmfulness ( ahimsa), reincarnation, and the powers of attention relate to fashionable perform. He outlines values implicit in bhakti yoga and the tantric yoga of attractiveness and artwork and explains the occult psychologies of koshas, skandhas, and chakras. His e-book accommodates unique translations from the early Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutra (the whole text), the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and seminal tantric writings of the tenth-century Kashmiri Shaivite, Abhinava Gupta. A word list defining greater than 300 technical phrases and an intensive bibliography supply additional support to nonscholars. A amazing exploration of yoga's conceptual legacy, Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth crystallizes principles approximately self and fact that unite the various incarnations of yoga.

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Download Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality by Eknath Easwaran PDF

By Eknath Easwaran

Through his interpretation of 1 vital Upanishad, an historic knowledge textual content, Eknath Easwaran indicates how the undying Indian culture deals counsel on the way to dwell at the present time. Lyrical, dramatic, and encouraging, the Katha Upanishad provides the middle principles of Indian mysticism in a mythic tale all can relate to — the journey of a tender hero, Nachiketa, who passes into the dominion of demise looking for immortality. The King of demise assessments his get to the bottom of, however the teen stands enterprise, tough solutions to the age-old questions, "What is the aim of lifestyles? What occurs to me while I die?" demise emerges because the excellent non secular consultant — direct, uncompromising, and tough. Easwaran’s method of the Katha is either useful and common. He explains key Sanskrit phrases like karma and prana, illustrating them via daily anecdotes and enjoyable analogies whereas putting Indian spirituality into the wider context of worldwide mysticism.

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Download Pedagogy for Religion: Missionary Education and the by Parna Sengupta PDF

By Parna Sengupta

supplying a brand new method of the learn of faith and empire, this cutting edge publication demanding situations a frequent fable of modernity—that Western rule has had a secularizing influence at the non-West—by having a look heavily at missionary colleges in Bengal. Parna Sengupta examines the interval from 1850 to the Nineteen Thirties and unearths that sleek schooling successfully strengthened where of faith in colonial India. Debates over the mundane elements of education, instead of debates among non secular leaders, reworked the typical definitions of what it intended to be a Christian, Hindu, or Muslim. talking to our personal time, Sengupta concludes that today’s Qur’an colleges should not, as has been argued, throwbacks to a premodern period. She argues in its place that Qur’an colleges percentage a pedagogical body with today’s Christian and Muslim faculties, a connection that performs out the lengthy historical past of this colonial encounter.

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Download Religion and Orientalism in Asian Studies by Kiri Paramore PDF

By Kiri Paramore

Religion and Orientalism in Asian Studies analyses the function of faith in previous and current understandings of Asia. faith, and the heritage of its research within the sleek academy, has exercised large effect over Asian experiences fields long ago century. Asian experiences has in flip affected, and is more and more shaping, the learn of faith. Religion and Orientalism in Asian stories looks into this symbiotic dating – either in present perform, and within the smooth histories of either Orientalism and zone reviews.

every one bankruptcy of the booklet bargains with one nearby sub-discipline in Asian reviews, protecting chinese language reports, eastern reports, Korean reports, South Asian reports, Southeast Asian reports, and vital Eurasian stories. The chapters are built-in via shared issues that run during the previous and current perform of Asian experiences, overlaying the position of nation actors in originating region stories, the function of neighborhood scholarship in defining and constructing it, the interplay among humanities and social technological know-how techniques, debates over the dominance of Western and/or sleek different types and frameworks, the interplay of prior and current and the function of non secular actors and spiritual sensibilities in shaping Asian Studies.

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Download Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka (Routledge by Jane Derges PDF

By Jane Derges

Following over 20 years of battle, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) supplied a last chance for an inclusive peace payment among the Sri Lankan govt and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). besides the fact that, hostilities resumed with ever expanding desperation and ferocity on either side, until eventually the LTTE have been triumph over and principally eliminated in 2009.

This e-book offers a contextualised research of the consequences of battle on a small Tamil group residing in northern Sri Lanka throughout the cease-fire interval. It examines how the society replaced and tailored with the intention to accommodate the upheaval and destruction of warfare, and its inevitable resumption. specifically, it makes a speciality of the character of agony via an exploration of a widely known ritual: Thuukkukkaavadi that remodeled the event of soreness and soreness and contributed to a procedure wherein many village groups may possibly come jointly in an indication of energy and resilience.

It contributes to stories on violence, reparation procedures of so-called ‘post-conflict’ societies and the clinical anthropology of therapeutic. It questions assumptions about the nature of affliction and reviews the applying of western different types in settings like northern Sri Lanka, the place complete groups were silenced by way of political violence. The ebook accordingly provides a declare for extra culturally particular understandings of what constitutes discomfort and is of curiosity to scholars and students of South Asian stories, clash solution, and Social and Cultural Anthropology.

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Download The Texts of the White Yajurveda by Vyasa,Ralph T. H. Griffith PDF

By Vyasa,Ralph T. H. Griffith

The Yajurveda is the 3rd of the 4 canonical texts of Hinduism, the Vedas. The White Yajurveda specializes in the liturgy (mantras) had to practice the sacrifices of the faith of the Vedic period.
Vyasa or Krishna Dvaipayana, is taken into account to be the scribe of the Vedas.
This translation used to be conducted via Ralph T.H. Griffith (1826-1906), student of indology.

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Download Bridging Souls: A Journey from Mahabharata to Bharata by Arindam Nath PDF

By Arindam Nath

Bridging Souls—A trip from Mahabharata to Bharata is a thought-provoking and scholarly ebook that juxtaposes the occasions of Mahabharata with the socio-political atmosphere of modern day India. it really is an erudite treatise that analyzes Mahabharata-related matters just like the beginning of the Pandavas, their use of assorted guns within the Kurukshetra battle and the position of many different characters at the sidelines, with knowledge in addition to intelligence. It makes for racy studying because the narrative criss-crosses among the prior and the current, with an endearing love tale and an exhilarating homicide secret, intertwined with the cerebral interpretation of the Mahabharata. noticeably unorthodox and hard-hitting, the booklet is probably going to make the reader adventure an important shift in his figuring out of the Mahabharata.

This publication is an try and take a clean examine the episodes of previous, recorded within the well-known epic Mahabharata. it truly is guaranteed to bring up a couple of eyebrows and should be even surprise plenty of devoted believers, yet for a metamorphosis, one may well try and evaluation to make your mind up if we will settle for these practices today.

--G M Srivastava, I.P.S. (Retd.), Former DGP Tripura and Assam

Bridging Souls, a desirable travelogue penned via Arindam Nath, actually bridges innumerable souls and hearts throughout peninsular India. Nath’s labour of affection additionally refocuses at the crucial cultural continuity during this old kingdom down the annals of historical past. extra remarkably, the racy fluent form of narrative makes the ebook unputdownable until eventually the top.

--Sekhar Dutta, Senior Journalist of The Telegraph

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Download Finding Happiness: Day by Day by Swami Kriyananda PDF

By Swami Kriyananda

“When you modify, your entire international changes.”
Here is a mystery, really worth realizing: Happiness is a decision, a mind set you could domesticate day-to-day. test the easy approach to optimistic considering and expansive dwelling defined during this publication, and watch your existence switch for the better.

Swami Kriyananda used to be an instantaneous disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, informed through the nice Indian grasp to unfold the life-transforming teachings of Kriya Yoga world wide. He was once generally certainly one of the world’s preferable specialists on meditation, yoga, and religious perform, having authored over a hundred and forty books on those subjects.

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Download The Goddess Book: Understanding the Greek Goddess of the by Kristina Benson PDF

By Kristina Benson

sooner than Christianity, Judaism, and Islam captured the hearts and spirits of the Western international, there existed a wealthy number of Goddesses and demi-Goddesses in such a lot, if now not all, cultures and teams. To today, fans of Hindu, Voodoo, Shinto, and local American religions make room for Goddesses of their perspectives of the divine.

This publication explores the higher and top identified of those goddesses, together with Goddesses from nearly each nook of the realm. while attainable, tales are informed and context is given. how one can worship each one Goddess also are indexed after they are usually not seen from the tales within which they're featured.

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